In the treetops of Oregon's ancient forest, 200 feet in the air, Rob Miron feels right at home. Suspended between heaven and earth, he is high above a tributary of the Blue River.
It is in forests like these that scientists are unlocking mysteries about climate change and ecosystems that hold more than half the species on earth.
It is a special place that Miron has felt destined to share with them.
"I think the first time I put a harness on I was right around 8 years old," he said.